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Simon Says: Have “The Talk” with your parents

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by Saul Simon, a certified financial planner, a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors and founder of Simon Financial Group. This article is the second in a series of three about having “The Talk” with your business partners , parents and adult children.

VC Investor Relations

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I realized a long time ago that the VC’s customer is the founder/CEO/portfolio company and that our investors (called LPs in VC speak) are our “shareholders” That was a very defining moment for me and has clarified what matters the most in a VC firm. That said, we take investor relations very seriously at USV and always have.

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Good Budgeting for a Better Business

GAN

Determining your new business’s budget is challenging. But our friends at Brex know a thing or two about startup budgets. This outline shows starting budget reference points for startups with a similar burn rate, which gives you a place to start!

how MedTech Challenge helped VaccineOnWheels roll out COVID-19 vaccines in India

Venture Well

When Jignesh Patel launched his mobile vaccination service, VaccineOnWheels, the idea that it could soon help address India’s spreading COVID-19 pandemic was not part of. The post how MedTech Challenge helped VaccineOnWheels roll out COVID-19 vaccines in India appeared first on VentureWell.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

You Can Be Twice as Rich by Deciding You Need Half as Much

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The brutal truth about passive income Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». money freelancing work lifestyle entrepreneurship

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Good Budgeting for a Better Business

GAN

Determining your new business’s budget is challenging. But our friends at Brex know a thing or two about startup budgets. This outline shows starting budget reference points for startups with a similar burn rate, which gives you a place to start!

preventing vision loss using artificial intelligence: a Q&A with TJ Falhoun of Ai-Ris

Venture Well

TJ Falhoun of Ai-Ris is using artificial intelligence to help prevent vision loss in vulnerable and underresourced communities. The post preventing vision loss using artificial intelligence: a Q&A with TJ Falhoun of Ai-Ris appeared first on VentureWell.

The Most Valuable VC-Feedback I Ever Got

Entrepreneur's Handbook

We had a lunch-meeting German high-tech investor and I still reap the benefits. Here is what I learned. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». fundraising startup-lessons startup seed-investment entrepreneurship

Raising Capital for Your Startup: Top Legal Considerations to Know

StartupNation

It’s an issue every entrepreneur and new business must face: raising capital for your business. Even though you may start your business with your own nest egg or your company may be able to operate for a while on its own revenues, at some point, you’re likely to need outside funding to grow.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

AI voice, synthetic speech company LOVO gets $4.5M pre-series A funding

TechCrunch

“Voice skins” have become a very popular feature for AI-based voice assistants, to help personalize some of the more anodyne aspects of helpful, yet also kind of bland and robotic, speaking voices you get on services like Alexa.

Venture Debt 101: Basics and Approach

Y Combinator

In this guide, YC Managing Director Jon Levy talks about venture debt. He covers what it is, walks through some of its benefits and risks, and gives advice on how to approach the process of taking on venture debt. He also highlights Brex’s newly launched venture debt offering.

How Tai Lopez Transforms Bankrupt Retail Brands Into Successful eCommerce Businesses

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The man saving Radio Shack Image courtesy of Tai Lopez The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed businesses across the world, with the retail sector being especially hard hit. Brick-and-mortar stores rely on getting consumers in the door, which was near-impossible under strict lockdown rules.

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How to Use Talent Optimization to Build a Better Business

StartupNation

The following is excerpted from “ The Science of Dream Teams: How Talent Optimization Can Drive Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness ” by Mike Zani, pp. 29-35 (McGraw Hill, July 2021).” .

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

PawaPay raises $9M seed backed by MSA, 88mph and Mr Eazi’s Zagadat Capital

TechCrunch

When companies create digital payments-facing solutions for African countries outside Nigeria and South Africa, building around mobile money is key. It’s literally a no-brainer.

Oklahoma entrepreneurs prove there is no monopoly on great ideas

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. There is no monopoly on great ideas. Capital begats capital. That’s the drumbeat setting the cadence for the i 2E Management Company, Inc. iMCI). iMCI is a private for-profit investment and fund management firm operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of i2E.

10 Short (But Powerful) Money Lessons that Took Me Ten Years to Learn

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Don’t wait that long. Borrow what I’ve learned from a decade-long career in Finance to become a smarter investor today. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». investing money life-lessons entrepreneurship business

How Philanthropy Can Create an Impact for Your Business Beyond Profits

StartupNation

Philanthropy. Corporate giving. Social responsibility. These are a few of the different terms that are used by businesses to define their approach to giving back. Don’t be fooled by the jargon. All of these terms lead to the same result: using a business to leave the world a better place. .

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Mobility startup Plentywaka picks up $1.2M seed, acquires Ghana’s Stabus

TechCrunch

Lagos and Toronto-based mobility startup Plentywaka has raised a $1.2 million seed round to scale its operations on the back of leaving the Techstars Toronto accelerator program last month. .

Office Utilization

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I saw a statistic from one of our larger portfolio companies yesterday. They have had their offices around the world open for some time now with office usage optional. They are seeing office utilization rates of around “20-30%.”

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12 Unexpected Problems Entrepreneurs Must Be Prepared For

Entrepreneur's Handbook

It’s the stuff you don’t think might happen that creates chaos! Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». company-culture startup business success entrepreneurship

HeadSpin accused of $80M fraud, housing startup irks NIMBYs + Not Boring’s Packy McCormick | E1272

Jason Calacanis

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Salad chain Sweetgreen buys kitchen robotics startup Spyce

TechCrunch

Like so many other aspects of the robotics world, the pandemic has dramatically accelerated interest in the automated kitchen.

Why Strategic IT Should be at the Top of Every Executive’s Priority List

Smart Hustle Magazine

By Julia Deien, Microsoft Certified Professional and Jason Gotway, VSP5, VMTSP, VCP550. In 2020, 70% of United States employees worked remotely , teams and customers relied on virtual tools to communicate, and a dispersed workforce led to additional concerns about cybersecurity.

4 Beginner Entrepreneur Lessons I Learned The Hard Way

Entrepreneur's Handbook

They’ll help you save time and boost your success. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». marketing business startup entrepreneurship productivity

Two Companies Working to Improve Healthcare Responses in West Africa

Impact Hub

The healthcare sector has been in the spotlight for months now, due to COVID-19. Although Africa has fared better than other regions, it has become clear that the continent’s healthcare system still needs much improvement to cope with health crises of such magnitude.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.